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Choosing The Right Roof For Your Home

The roof is one of the most important parts of a house, providing protection from the elements and insulation. Although there are many different types of roof that can be constructed onto a house, there is a common thought process that will happen before the roof’s construction begins. If you are someone who is looking… Continue reading Choosing The Right Roof For Your Home

An Overview of Thatched Roof Construction

When we think of a thatched roof, pleasant things come to mind. Our heads fill with the rolling hills of the British countryside, quaint villages away from the hustle and bustle of the city or old buildings full of history. The use of thatched roofing dates back to ancient times, and continued to be a… Continue reading An Overview of Thatched Roof Construction

3 Commonly Asked Questions About Your Gutter

Throughout our history, we’ve installed hundreds of gutters. It’s natural that our customers ask questions about caring for and maintaining their gutters, and we pride ourselves on sharing our knowledge with them. There’s always that moment when you wish you’d asked about something when it’s too late to do so. With that in mind, we… Continue reading 3 Commonly Asked Questions About Your Gutter

What Are Roof Shingles?

Roof shingles are covers for your roof. Individual pieces material, normally square or rectangular in shape, are laid from the base of the roof in a way so that they overlap the layer beneath them. The most commonly used roof singles in the UK (and much of Europe) are ceramic tiles; a type of shingling… Continue reading What Are Roof Shingles?

An Overview of Thatched Roof Construction

When we think of a thatched roof, pleasant things come to mind. Our heads fill with the rolling hills of the British countryside, quaint villages away from the hustle and bustle of the city or old buildings full of history. The construction of thatched roofing dates back to ancient times, and continued to be a… Continue reading An Overview of Thatched Roof Construction

3 Signs Your Gutter Needs Cleaning

Gutters are an important feature for every home. In Britain, we are well accustomed to the rain, and proper guttering acts as the first line of defence against a downpour. By directing water away from your home, gutters protect from structural damage, outbreaks of mould, flooding and more. Gutters are always exposed to the elements.… Continue reading 3 Signs Your Gutter Needs Cleaning

Roof Restoration in Winter

Winter may seem like a bad time to embark on any impending roof restoration tasks on your list. However, there are some maintenance checks and reviews that are essential to undertake during the early winter months to ensure no serious damage occurs in the bad weather. Here are our tips for helping your roof survive… Continue reading Roof Restoration in Winter

What Types Of Roofing Materials Are Available?

There may come a time that you’ll need to have some work done on your roof, whether it be because of damage or just through age. If unfortunately, your entire roof needs replacing, it can be handy to know that there are many types of roofing materials available. AJ Scutchings and Son have put together… Continue reading What Types Of Roofing Materials Are Available?

Advantages of Cast Iron Guttering

Here at AJ Scutchings & Son, we understand which kinds of guttering work best. With that in mind, our latest blog details the advantages of cast iron guttering, helping you to differentiate between the many options available. The aesthetics, longevity, ease of maintenance, and eco-friendly nature of cast iron guttering make them a fantastic option… Continue reading Advantages of Cast Iron Guttering

How to Tell if You Need a Roof Restoration

Eager to check the health of your roof, but unsure what to look for? If your roof is of a certain age, or displays any signs of wear and tear, then roof restoration may be necessary. Here, we take a closer look at the tell-tale signs, and at which of them could require further action.… Continue reading How to Tell if You Need a Roof Restoration

Do I Need New Gutters? A Guide to Gutter Replacement

It’s advised that you need new gutters roughly every 20 years, but that can be hard to keep track of if you’ve not been in your home longer than that, and other wear and tear could decrease the lifespan of your gutters. There are some simple signs you can look out for to tell whether… Continue reading Do I Need New Gutters? A Guide to Gutter Replacement

The World’s Most Iconic Roofs

The roof of a property probably isn’t the first thing that you think of when assessing it. Unless, that is, it’s designed in such a way that it simply can’t be ignored. A mundane and functional element of the home in far too many cases, the roof of a building can add style, character, and… Continue reading The World’s Most Iconic Roofs